DEAD RIVER BY CYN BALOG
Genre: YA, Horror
My friends and I are spending prom weekend at a remote wooded cabin on the Dead. The Dead River.
I thought it was going to be just us.
I was wrong.
Nothing is what it seems in this creepy paranormal thriller by Cyn Balog. [Goodreads]
At the time I read this I was really hoping for a really good horror novel and what I got was a confusing story about a girl named “Ki” Kiandra figuring out what happened to her mom when she was younger. I found parts to be very repetitive and the main character to be whiney and annoying. Just when I thought I was beginning to understand what was going on, there was a change in the plot and I just became even more confused. I thought the concept of teenagers in the weeks for a weekend would have led to some crazy horror story, but it really fell short of my expectations.The writing style was perplexing to me and I did not understand the use of italics and what it was suppose to convey.The story was too complex for what it was. This is a short book and a quick read, but because of that parts seemed to be anticlimactic and there where story lines I felt were not complete. The ending really confused me and overall I am not really sure what ended up happening in the end. If this was a longer story or had a sequel I might have enjoyed it more.
Sorry if this seems like a bashing. I just did not find much that I enjoyed with the book beside the concept of the story, which did not deliver at all for me.